This antibody reacts with H. pylori on the surface and in the cytoplasm of epithelial cells of stomach biopsies. Studies have shown that H. pylori plays an important role in the etiology of chronic active gastritis and the development of peptic ulcer disease. Immunohistochemistry can provide rapid detection of this bacterium.
- A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
- One (1) unbaked, unstained slide for H&E staining (required) and two to three (2-3) positively charged unstained slides (all cut at 4-5 microns) for each test/antibody ordered
- Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.
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